Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
1 John 4:7 - 5:4
The readings from the letters and the Gospel of John the be-loved disciple of Jesus are fitting fare for these days when day light is returning to the sky and we consider the Light of the World as an infant, revealed by the stars of heaven. The underlying theme of St. John’s writings, and indeed the whole theo-drama of the world, is love. In wisdom, mercy and all of life, John tells us, God’s love continues to be within and to work through human beings and in all of creation. As much as I allow God’s redeeming love to flow through me to others, I align myself with his will for humankind –and for myself – and the healing and restorative trajectory of my own soul, and the soul of other men, women and children, into God’s life and light for eternity. Will I use each moment, each hour, of this day to love with the love of God that is pure, strong and life-giving? Holy Spirit of God, teach me how to love, for love is from you.
God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul. .
St. Augustine of Hippo
A Joyful and a Blessed Epiphany season to you and your family!
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Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.